This beautiful technique can be used in many different ways from full size quilts to pin cushions today i am going to show you how to make this into a pin cushion as it looks absolutely adorable in this way
For this tutorial you will need 3 different fabrics
1 solid fabric and two fun contrasting cotton fabrics
I chose to do white fabric as it give its a nice clean edge but it does look beautiful in any colour you choose (refer to the colour wheel when choosing contrasting colours)
Measurements for this pattern can easily be customized as your first measurement will dictate the second measurements
Please refer to the video for a full tutorial as its a little difficult to understand which photos
Now if you dont want it to be this size you can pretty much make the solid piece of fabric any size you wish and the 4 other pieces of fabric size will be determined once you iron your solid piece of fabric so its very easy to make this into any size you wish and use it in any of your projects!
If you make this pin cushion i would love to see it so please share at my instagram twitter or facebook all @charmedbyashley
Once you have found the book of your dreams now you will need to find the tools, if you have a pen or felt tip marker that you love test it on the last page to see if it goes through your pages, the last thing you want is to start a page spread the discover your pen has bled through to the other side rendering the other side useless
I found these great pens from U-Brand that are bleed resistant from homesense and i only wish i could find them again here in Canada
From here you can of course add decorative touches, if you are a minimalist then you can of course stop there but if you are looking at this as a life tracker/creative outlet then you can add some personality with Decorative washi tape, Water Colour, Markers, stickers, stamping and so many other things
OK! you are ready to start your spread, What items would you want to include in your planner? what things would you like to track?
Check out this awesome list, check off some of them and write them down.
plan out your first few pages, start off with a Title page
this can be very overwhelming to start and a bullet journal wont be made in a day just like Rome, even if you start planning for the month of February but work on making the journal in January so you are ready to go on the 1st of the month.
your first journal might not be everything you want it to be as its a work in progress, don’t get discouraged and write down all the things you like and disliked so next month or year when you buy your new journal you will have exactly the way it worked best for you
The great thing about this is its can be a journal of your life and you can collect these books over the year to have to look back at memories and moments in time.